June 25, 2018

Be more than just about the numbers, says PwC Jamaica’s Territory Leader, Leighton McKnight to professional accountants at ICAC conference

Nassau, Bahamas – PwC Jamaica’s Territory Leader, Leighton McKnight is challenging regional professional accountants to look beyond the numbers and get more involved in nation building through more focus on corporate social responsibility. McKnight was speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants held in the Bahamas […]

Cayman Islands OfReg tackling fuel prices

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: 21 JUNE 2018 To advance efforts in keeping with its regulatory oversight and mandate to monitor and ensure prices at the pump are fair and competitive, OfReg, the multi-sector regulator of the Cayman Islands, is seeking assistance for the development of a regulatory framework in the local motor fuels market. OfReg […]

When we look at millennials in the work place, we have to also embrace transformation in the way we work, says PwC Partner Myra Lundy-Mortimer

Nassau, Bahamas – When we talk about millennials in the workplace and the lack of understanding of their career goals and personal wants, specifically in the accounting profession, there are a number of factors we have to look at. Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s (ICAC) 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands: DOI early closure The Department of Immigration Headquarters, including the Visa Office, Enforcement Section, as well as the Passport and Corporate Services front counters will close to the public at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, 28 June 2018. Normal office hours […]

The View From Europe: Future proofing the Caribbean

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate If like me, you listen regularly to the BBC World Service, you may have heard a recent item about an extraordinary leap forward in technology which, over time, could lead to clothes and even shoes being produced using a domestic 3D printer. Although the idea it is still at […]

EU – African, Caribbean and Pacific countries future partnership: Council adopts negotiating mandate

On 22 June 2018, the Council adopted the negotiating mandate for the future agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Formal negotiations will start by the end of August 2018, as provided by the current agreement, the Cotonou Agreement. The EU will work towards a substantially revised agreement with a […]

Jamaica: Multi-stakeholder acceptance of Fiscal Council will be kKey – Finance Minister

By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” […]

OPEC OKs modest oil-output hike as Saudis, Iran compromise

From Newsmax OPEC is said to have deal in principle with Iran for output hike OPEC agreed on Friday on a modest increase in oil production from next month after its leader Saudi Arabia persuaded arch-rival Iran to cooperate, following calls from major consumers to curb rising fuel costs. But the agreement failed to announce […]

More engagement needed between CARICOM and Caribbean Diaspora in U.S.

From South Florida Caribbean News Washington, DC– Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Dr. Riyad Insanally has suggested that there be a more structured process of engagement between the Caribbean Diplomatic Caucus  in Washington DC and the Caribbean diaspora to ensure that efforts to advance the cause of the region and its people are well […]

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

From Newsmax Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. GW Pharmaceuticals, which has spent 20 years developing medicines from cannabis, is hoping for a Food and Drug […]